Health as an animal welfare issue
During the last few years, there have been several egregious instances of cattle and other livestock abuse that have been caught on video and distributed widely. These documented cases have given a black eye to all animal caregivers. Many cattle industry and veterinary organizations have mobilized to increase training for everyone who handles cattle so that these rare occurrences completely disappear. When these types of abuse are publicized, many in the public increase their interest in various aspects of animal welfare.